GUI Automation

I am building a browser automation framework with Selenium WebDriver, but there are things in the native browsers and the OS that I need to do that Selenium can’t help me with. Since most of my testing is in Windows I could just PowerShell it up, but I was wondering if there was something simpler. Well, I found these projects that I’d like to check out later: – Sikuli automates anything you see on the screen. It uses image recognition to identify and control GUI components. It is useful when there is no easy access to a GUI’s internal or source code. – utoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys). AutoIt is also very small, self-contained and will run on all versions of Windows out-of-the-box with no annoying “runtimes” required!

I am not sure if these can provide the solution I am looking for. There are many more out there, but I already suffer from information overload so one day I will get to work evaluating these.

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